Shoot Hands-Free Vine Videos With Assistive Touch: 60 Second Hack

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There’s a nifty trick hidden within your iPhone settings, and it’s called Assistive Touch. Typically used by iPhone users that have difficulty performing actions such as pinching, swiping, or douple-tapping, “Assistive Touch” makes these gestures possible with alternative, pre-recorded actions. Some of the most popular content creators on Vine have used Assistive touch to produce creative, hands-free videos. To many, this hack seems magical, but it’s quite easy to use, and marketers can implement Assistive Touch to create engaging video content.

In this BrainCandy video, see how to use Assistive Touch to create new forms of video content, especially with Vine videos.

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Tyler Becker

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Tyler is the Director of Content at Crowdcentric and Social Media Week. He writes about digital media, entertainment, emerging tech, Internet silly-billies, mobile apps, and more. Oh, and he likes craft beer, travel, and podcasts.

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